We Are Home!

I cannot believe that we are home already!  Ricky’s recovery so far has been amazing and they found no need for him to remain in the hospital.  Dr. McPherson’s nurse came in this morning and was very pleased with his progress.  She once again said that the speech problems are normal and not to worry.  I will call around tomorrow to find a speech therapist in our area  and he will go two times a week.

He has made a lot of improvements in his speech.  He was able to hold a few small conversations tonight.  It really wears him down and makes him tired.  You can tell he has to work hard to speak, but I am so proud of him for doing so! 

The kids were so excited to see him.  My brother in law, Mike, buzzed his head last night and Kalynn painted a scar on him to match Ricky’s.  So today when they saw Daddy they knew what to expect.  They weren’t scared at all and soon acted like there was nothing there. 

As far as the MRI results go, Dr. McPherson said that he got out what he anticipated he would be able to.  He did not give us a percentage and will go into more detail at our appointment next Wednesday the 3rd.  He said to spend this week resting and working on speech and we’ll find out the next plan of action next Wednesday. 

His spirits were high coming home.  He is so thrilled to be here and you could just see his mood lighten.  The laughter of the children and the warmth of our home just brightened him up.  I feel so blessed to be home!  What a journey the past two and a half weeks have been.

He is still unable to talk on the phone or do any texting, but please know that I have him listen to all messages, texts, and emails.  He has appreciated every single one of them. 



8 Responses to “We Are Home!”

  1. 1 Alisa August 25, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Yippee! G-d is Great! We are so thrilled to hear the news~
    Keep up the great work Ricky! Enjoy being home!

  2. 2 Jamie August 25, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Amazing! I can not believe you guys are already home. I am so glad to hear everything has went great. You have an awesome family. Please let me know if I can help out in any way. Love you guys, Jamie

  3. 3 Brian & Renee Estridge August 25, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    There is no place like home! So glad to hear that Ricky is doing so well!

  4. 4 Gary and Liz Puffer August 25, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Ricky and Tracey,
    We have been praying for both of you. We are so grateful the surgery went so well. I love to read your blog and can hear your faith. We pray you grow closer to Him and to each other through this time. Praying for you.
    Gary and Liz Puffer

  5. 5 Nazare and Mike Judd August 26, 2008 at 10:26 am

    Home is a great place to be. We are so happy that this part of the recovery has gone so well, and we will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers… we all know this journey you are on will be a long one, but please know how many people love you guys are are thinking and praying for you. Tracey, You have been an amazing rock for your enitre family, and I know it is a draining role, but well DONE! Keep your patience as this is what will be the key to such a long road. Give our love to Ricky and the kids. You guys must be doing an amazing job with them to have such strong little people in your lives. Remember this journey will make you all stronger individually and as a family!

    Nazare’ and Mike Judd

  6. 6 Nicole Oswalt August 26, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    I just balled when I read these entries. We do take so many things for granted in life and sometimes forget to thank God for what we have. I have two beautiful, healthy girls and a wonderful husband and I THANK GOD for that. I also thank him for friends like you guys! Keep up the good work……Psalms 37, 3-11. You both are such a blessing!
    Nicole Oswalt

  7. 7 Chrisan Fields August 26, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    Such wonderful news! Doug and I are both so happy that Ricky is home and doing well. Hugs & prayers for you all!

  8. 8 Whitney & Sean August 26, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Welcome Home! So glad to hear everything is going so well! We miss you! Let Ricky know we played board games just for him last night:) We know how much he loves them! Let us know if you need anything at all. Love You Guys!

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